DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 7:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Reggae
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Rain or Shine; No Refunds
This 8 piece Mountain Reggae band out of Asheville, NC represents a community giving thanks for life, one love and the continual growth of Music, Mind and Spirit. Sharing a connection with the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, Chalwa draws from the ancient roots of the Appalachia to grow and spread their musical mediation and positive vibrations. Their high energy shows are one of a kind and always get the diverse crowd dancing and groovin’ to the message. With 50 shows a year on Sunday afternoons at Highland Brewing alone, Chalwa draws an ever growing crowd wherever they go. Welcome to the tribe!
The band consists of a diverse, all-star line-up of local musicians from bands such as the Asheville Horns, Hope Massive, Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Biodesiel, and the Everydays. After hitting the scene in 2006, Chalwa toured throughout the southeast US and Jamaica. The band has shared the stage with reggae greats such as: Steel Pulse, Midnite, Groundation, The Meditations, Bambu Station, SOJA, Pato Banton, and many more. Chalwa released it’s first CD in 2009 and was voted one of the top World Music, Reggae bands by the ASHEVILLE entertainment paper the MountainXress in 2010.
Members: Dennis Berndt: Lead Vocals, GuitarDusty Brown: BassNethali Percival: Percussion, VibesTimothy Marsh: Guitar, VocalsBernard Carmen: Keys, VocalsJoshua Lyn: DrumsJason Hazinski: SaxophoneEvan Ackerman – GuitarJay Ferris | NewRootz Studio: Master Engineer